As a former No. 1 overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Andrew Wiggins has lived up to the expectations of a rising star who earned his spot in the NBA. Unfortunately, Wiggins never played a single game for the Cavaliers and was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he quickly proved his worth. In the 2014/15 season, he won the Rising Stars Challenge MVP and was the NBA Rookie of the Year. The Canadian currently plays for Golden State Warriors after he was traded to the team after five and a half seasons with the Wolves.
The early partnership with Adidas
Andrew Wiggins was always destined to be a high-flying wing player, and before his 2014 NBA draft, Adidas took an interest in him. The brand signed him to a five-year deal that enabled him to earn up to $12 million annually. As one of the young faces in the Adidas brand, Wiggins was primarily recognized for the outstanding highlights he made with the Adidas Crazy Explosive sneakers. Fans will remember the crazy dunks the superstar made while wearing these sneakers and the colorful Player Exclusives Adidas created for him.
The new deal with Chinese brand PEAK
After his deal with Adidas came to an end, Wiggins never re-signed with the brand and instead became a sneaker-free agent for almost an entire season. During this period, he mainly opted for Nike’s Kobe AD Exodus, ranked highly as some of the most comfortable sneakers for professionals. Finally, on December 5, 2020, the Golden State Warriors forward announced his new deal with PEAK, a leading Chinese sneaker company. The company has previously signed contracts with Dwight Howard, Lou Williams, and Tony Parker, with more exciting signings expected in the coming years.
The multi-year deal with PEAK marks Wiggins’s new journey even as he gets into his seventh year as a professional basketball player. Since he will be among the high-profile players representing the brand, a lot is expected from this partnership. For the NBA world, the focus will not be limited to his performance on the court, but his footwear in the coming years. The icing on the cake was when the brand promised to give him his signature line of shoes, which is the most exciting aspect of any shoe contract.
As everyone waits for PEAK to honor Andrew Wiggins with his exclusive signature line of shoes, the player who wears shoe size 14 has already received a Player Exclusive model of the Team Attitude 2 sneakers.
Andrew Wiggins PEAK Team Attitude 2 signature shoes
PEAK has been quick to release the Andrew Wiggins Team Attitude 2 sneakers, which are the first Player Exclusive shoes for the player under the Chinese brand. These sneakers feature the company’s cushion-3-setup, a combination of three materials meant to provide utmost comfort and cushioning to the player. The upper body is made of soft, breathable fabric intended to provide a comfortable fit, which is made better with its slightly bouncy rubber outsole.